Robert D Simmons
July 1, 1931 – September 12, 2018
Robert Simmons Robert Dean “Bob” Simmons, 87, of Keenesburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2018 peacefully at home. He was born July 1, 1931 in Greeley, and moved to Keenesburg with his family in 1962.
A veteran of the Korean War, Bob graduated from Colorado State College of Education in Greeley in 1957 and was a beloved music teacher and band/choir director. Early in his career, Bob taught in Wauneta and Red Cloud, NE before joining the staff of Weld Central RE-3J in Keenesburg where he made beautiful music for 29 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Karen; son Scott Simmons and wife Kelli of Saint Anthony, MN; daughter Kathy Simmons-Orr of Thornton; grandchildren Matt Sagehorn and wife Bri, Ethan Orr, and Elise Simmons; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon C. Simmons and Martha Simmons; sisters Shirley Ramsey, Barbara Ludlam, and Marjorie Simmons; brother John Simmons; daughter-in-law Kay Riedl Simmons; and son-in-law Kenneth Orr.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 16, 2018, 6-8 P.M. at Macy Allnutt Chapel.
Funeral will be held at 12:30 P.M. Monday, September 17, 2018 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Fort Lupton.
Interment will follow at 3:00 P.M. at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley. Memorials may be made to Keene Medical Clinic in Keenesburg or Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.
Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnuttgreeley.com
- Visitation Sunday, September 16, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, September 17, 2018
- Burial Monday, September 17, 2018
Robert D Simmons
September 16, 2018
Karen, Kathy and family,
I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always enjoyed his presence when he was at Prospect Elementary or Hudson Elementary. I also thank him for substituting for me in the "difficult" class. He always had great spirit and really enjoyed sharing music with the students. He seemed to be a natural. Keep the great memories to help you through this time.
September 15, 2018
Karen, Scott, Kathy & family, we are saddened to hear of Mr. Simmon's passing. I had the opportunity to work closely with him while at Weld Central & know the impact he made to the music program. Keeping you in our prayers and asking God to give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
September 13, 2018
We are saddened to hear of Bob's death. He was not only a good friend, but an outstanding role model for our children. Both of our sons had Bob in band and admired his dedication to his students. Bob always went the extra mile to help kids. He will be deeply missed, but remembered fondly.
Mike and Carol Hawkins